The Department of Family Medicine is a national leader in primary health care research.

We are engaged in practice-relevant research on the organization and delivery of primary health care, focused on:

  • Health Services Delivery Models

  • Medication: Appropriateness and Deprescribing

  • Access and Equity: Disadvantaged Populations

  • Population Health: Modifiable Risk Factors and End-of-life Care

  • Mental Health & Francophone Health

  • Medical Education Innovations

What We Offer

We offer support to clinician-investigators, researchers, and residents, including:

  • Project budget planning;
  • Database development;
  • Data entry and validation;
  • Data form creation;
  • Human resource needs assessment;
  • Refining research questions;
  • Research ethics board consultation;
  • Statistical analysis;
  • Study design and methodology; and,
  • Study logistics.

A number of our researchers and clinician-investigators are affiliated with the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES). Residents may have the opportunity to work with health administration data.

Message from the Director of Research and Innovation

Welcome to Research at the Department of Family Medicine

The Department of Family Medicine at the University of Ottawa is a national leader in primary health care research. Our faculty members, residents and staff are engaged in scholarship and research that advances the quality and delivery of primary care for all Canadians.  View the research profile of our team members, clinician-investigators, and researchers for a description of their work and accomplishments.

Douglas Archibald, PhD
Director of Research and Innovation
Department of Family Medicine

Dr. Douglas Archibald, PhD, Director, Research and Innovation
Dr. Douglas Archibald, PhD, DFM Director, Research and Innovation